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You have an opportunity to learn more new, exciting things! Whichever course you are in, I promise there are things that you can do to make it run smoothly. Here are some tips I use for my own studies.

The Syllabus

It’s good to print or save a copy of this document to your desktop. It’s also very important that you read the document; it gives you an idea of how much time you will need to give to a particular course. For instance, some courses have light reading; others have not so light reading. If this course syllabus doesn’t have as much heavy reading, you’re more likely to know you can fit it in a smaller time slot.

If you have multiple courses, this will be a really good way to see how much time you need to give to each course.

Time Management

We understand that most of…

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“A.S.P.I.R.E.” A Study System

A.S.P.I.R.E.
Never forget this!

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Aspire A : Approach/attitude/arrange
  • Approach your studies with a positive attitude
  • Arrange your schedule to eliminate distractions

S: Select/survey/scan

  • Select a reasonable chunk of material to study
  • Survey the headings, graphics, pre- and post questions to get an overview
  • Scan the text for keywords and vocabulary: mark what you don’t understand

P: Piece together the parts:

  • Put aside your books and notes
  • Piece together what you’ve studied, either alone, with a study pal or group:summarize what you understand.

I: Investigate/inquire/inspect:

  • Investigate alternative sources of information you can refer to: other text books, websites, experts, tutors, etc.
  • Inquire from support professionals (academic support, librarians, tutors, teachers, experts,) and other resources for assistance
  • Inspect what you did not understand.

R: Reexamine/reflect/relay

Reexamine the content | Reflect on the material | Relay understanding

  • Reexamine: What questions are there yet to ask? Is there something I am missing?
  • Reflect: How can I…

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The Twelve Days of Everest

These steps will help you success!

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On the first day of Christmas,
Everest sent to me
A link to the ATSC.

On the second day of Christmas,
Everest sent to me
Two Webinars,
And a link to the ATSC.

On the third day of Christmas,
Everest sent to me
Three next term’s classes,
Two Webinars,
And a link to the ATSC.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
Everest sent to me
Four perfect grades,
Three next term’s classes,
Two Webinars,
And a link to the ATSC.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
Everest sent to me
Five APA cites,
Four perfect grades,
Three next term’s classes,
Two Webinars,
And a link to the ATSC.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
Everest sent to me
Six quizzes-a-taking,
Five APA cites,
Four perfect grades,
Three next term’s classes,
Two Webinars,
And a link…

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What’s Wrong With Christian Filmmaking?

Good movie to go see!

Thimblerig's Ark

This morning I read a review of the film God’s Not Dead over at Gospelspam.com, and was struck by the thesis of the review, which is found in the title, “God’s Not Dead but Christian Screenwriting Is.”

The review had plenty of good to say about the film, but also plenty to say about the problems currently found in Christian filmmaking – specifically the writing.  This issue brings up strong feelings and thoughts in me, as I am a Christian, and I have been a student of screenwriting since 2007.  I’ve written screenplays (both produced and un-produced), and have recently published my first novel, Thimblerig’s Ark.  I felt led to respond to the article in the comment section at Gospelspam, and then decided to reproduce the bulk of my comments here.

Let me say from the start that my intention with this article is not to attack my fellow Christian artists.  I…

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I am 1 in 34

Autism is different in everyone

Katherine Osnos Sanford

katherinemae 1 in 5 Americans has a tattoo
1 in 6 has light eyes
1 in 13 has food allergies
1 in 30 has red hair and freckles
1 in 50 has an artificial limb
1 in 68 has Autism

My daughter is 1 in 68. The CDC recently released numbers saying that 1 in 68 children are Autistic. Each one of those children has two parents who also carry that diagnosis with them, always. Does that make me 1 in 34? I think it does.

In every house, in every child, in every family, Autism looks different. But if you are a parent of a child on the spectrum, no matter where they fall, there is some common ground. I know you when I see you; we walk the same path lined with eggshells, and potholes, but it’s ours.

Below is a list that anyone in the 1 in…

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